Lindsey Buckingham on Solo Work, the Mac and ‘Glee’

Lindsey Buckingham on Solo Work, the Mac and ‘Glee’

by Jim Allen  |   August 27, 2011 10:00 EDT
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Fleetwood Mac had already been a band for eight years before Lindsey Buckingham joined the group in 1975 (along with then-girlfriend Stevie Nicks), but it was Buckingham’s voice, guitar and pen that helped make the band one of the best-selling rock acts of all time. With Buckingham onboard Fleetwood Mac cut such era-defining, chart-topping, multiplatinum monsters as Fleetwood Mac (Reprise, 1975) and the monumental 1977 follow-up Rumours (Warner Bros.). The latter produced four top 10 hits, including the No. 1 single “Dreams,” “Don’t Stop” — later the theme song for Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign — and “Go Your Own Way.”

But it’s the left turns of Buckingham’s solo career, which began with 1981’s Law and Order (Warner Bros.) and often finds him working as a one-man band, that mark him as a musical maverick. His sixth solo album, Seeds We Sow, continues that tradition as Buckingham explores a broad spectrum of sounds from intense, drum-machine-driven grooves to solo-acoustic splendor and even a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “She Smiled Sweetly.” On Sept. 6, Buckingham will self-release the album, the first indie set of his 38-year recording career. Continue reading